Dress Code

The standards of dress and appearance for students at Michigan Collegiate Middle/High School are based upon good taste, modesty, cleanliness, comfort, safety and practicality.  They are intended to show respect to the school and its faculty, to build school spirit.  Students have the responsibility to dress and groom in a manner which does not disrupt the educational process nor endanger the health and safety of themselves or others.  The following standards are not intended to be all encompassing.  The Administration has the responsibility and authority to apply these general guidelines when confronted with questionable appearance not covered specifically

Girls:

  • Skirts:  Khaki (maximum of 2” above the knees) No mini-skirts.
  • Slacks, Capri’s or shorts: Khaki only, dress or “Docker”/cargo style

(no leggings, jeggings, pants with holes, yoga pants)

  • Polo Shirts:  Only polos that are purchased through All Star T-Shirts are allowed – black and red. Uniform shirts must be worn in an appropriate manner. Administration will determine if something is deemed inappropriate.
  • Sweatshirts/Fleece jacket:  Only sweatshirts/fleece jackets that are purchased through All Star T-Shirts are allowed – black and red.  Fleece jackets must stay zipped up if student does not have a school uniform shirt underneath.  No hoodies.
  • Undershirts:  any shirts is fine except hoodies, jackets and coats.
  • Belts:  Plain, solid colored belts may be worn. School appropriate belt buckles only.
  • Shoes:  no sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts: Khaki
  • Headwear:  Head bands are allowed.  Bandanas are not allowed to be worn in any style. 

Boys:

  • Slacks:  Khaki, dress or “Docker”/cargo style, no holes in pants (MUST BE WORN AT THE WAIST – NO SAGGING!)
  • Polo shirts: Only polos that are purchased through All Star T-Shirts are allowed – black and red. Uniform shirts must be worn in an appropriate manner. Administration will determine if something is deemed inappropriate.
  • Sweatshirts/Fleece jackets:  Only sweatshirts/fleece jackets that are purchased through All Star T-Shirts are allowed – black and red.  Fleece jackets must stay zipped up if student does not have a school uniform shirt underneath.  No hoodies.
  • Belts:  Plain, solid colored belts may be worn. School appropriate belt buckles only.
  • Shoes:  no sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts: Khaki may be worn.
  • Headwear:  Head bands are allowed.  Bandanas are not allowed to be worn in any style. 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  1. All students must be in dress code by 8:05 AM and remain in dress code until 2:50 PM.
  2. Field trip dress will be dictated by the activity.  Students will be informed of what is acceptable dress prior to the trip.
  3. MC uniforms may not be altered in any way. If altered, it is no longer considered school uniform.
  4. Students may not wear accessories with their uniforms such as: non-prescription glasses, gloves, scarves, hats (on head or attached to belt loop), headphones, distracting jewelry, etc.
  5. Seniors may wear senior-sponsored sweatshirts.
  6. Students on the Principal’s List, from the previous trimester, will earn free casual dress every school day.  The school will provide a list of qualifying students at the beginning of trimester 2 (based on trimester 1 grades) and trimester 3 (based on trimester 2 grades).
  7. Additional casual dress days will take place every Friday.  To qualify for casual attire, a student must be on our attendance incentive list. Casual dress means that the school dress code is relaxed for that day for qualifying students.  However, the casual clothing must be modest, neat and in good taste.
    • Jeans may be worn but they cannot have holes or frayed hems
    • Spaghetti strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, muscle shirts, etc. are not permitted.
    • T-shirts with inappropriate sayings are not permitted.
    • Casual skirts, shorts or dresses must be no more than 2” above the knee - no mini-skirts, hats or du-rags are allowed.
    • When in casual attire, a student may wear open-toed shoes.